Tickets to the temple town of Tirumala bore the advertisements of Jerusalem pilgrimage creating an uproar in Andhra Pradesh. The transport body's executive director for operations confirmed that this has been brought to their notice and that they are probing into it.
Vijayawada: A ticket to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam bearing the advertisements of Jerusalem and Haj pilgrimage on the back, created a stir amongst commuters. The tickets were issued by the Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation.
Travellers, who spotted the ads brought it to the notice of the regional manager, who said that a bundle of printed material about non-Hindu pilgrimage had wrongly come to Tirupati.
The transport body's executive director for operations confirmed that this has been brought to their notice and they are probing into it.
"It is an advertisement of the government issued by the minorities department," the officer said.
BJP leaders criticised chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy claiming that he is non-Hindu and does not believe in religion. They further alleged that he was pushing his agenda for minority religions.
Earlier this week, the BJP had claimed that Reddy had refused to light a lamp during an event in the US, where he is on a visit. They alleged it was because he did not respect Hindu traditions such as lighting a lamp.
Supporters of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), the chief minister's party, clarified that there was no question of Jagan Reddy refusing to light a lamp as there were only electrical switches and not the traditional oil and wick lamps.
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Last Updated Aug 24, 2019, 12:02 PM IST